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In answer to that question, Edwin Starr responded "absolutely nothing.” But others say that it protects our freedom and way of life from those who would destroy it.
The historic religions are ambivalent in their respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator.
Conversation, which is a cornerstone of human relationships, is crucial to achieving peace in a world of conflict and injustice, says Bishop Brian Smith.
Edinburgh's Festival season is not just a 'commercial jamboree', but an an opportunity to recapture the vision of peace in the human community.
Global Days of Listening hold quarterly internet gatherings of people around the world to listen to the hopes of those living in war-torn countries.
Participants at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation have expressed their unified experience of a week-long exploration of 'just-peace'.
Making peace, as an integral part of the life and witness of the Christian churches, has not been as common as it ought to be, the IEPC has heard.
A half century of civil conflict fuelled by drug money and corporate hegemony has left Colombia with thousands dead and millions displaced.
If we are fixated upon privilege or special treatment, we will miss the Gospel message that transformational relationships are at the heart of the faith of Jesus, says Jill Segger
The WCC is inviting Christians to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace by giving special attention to peacemaking projects in Africa.